Yep, that's right today I'm going to defend Merida, a princess I've seen a lot of undeserved hate. She is number four on my favorite Disney Princess list, and it kills me how much hate she gets, and I don't think people see the good side of her.
Is there a good side of her? Of course there is! There's a good side in everyone, but everyone is so busy focusing on denouncing her for her flaws, that they forget to admire her flaws. Admire her for her strengths.
I admit, I agree that Merida can be a brat, but what princess isn't? They all have bratty moments, why is Merida the only one being hated for being a brat?
Here are a few instances:
"Doesn't she know that refusing an arranged marriage, can start a war?"
I'm sure she knows that, and again that is one of her flaws, and there were three(?) options, so if they were avoiding war, then they would only make peace in one country!
And if you watch the movie again, it wasn't to avoid war. It was because it was tradition. And she was refusing marriage, because she didn't agree with tradition, so she was standing up for what she...